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Jennifer Balkan

Jennifer grew up in New Jersey and began to draw at a very young age. She studied neuroscience in college. She attained her Ph.D. in 2001 after conducting anthropological fieldwork in Mexico. Jennifer longed for artistic creativity. She soon thereafter threw herself into oil painting and now paints fervently. Jennifer has taken art classes at Laguna Gloria Art School, the Austin Fine Arts School and at the Art Students League in Denver. She has been teaching figure and portrait painting in oils since 2007. Last year, she cofounded Atelier Dojo, a realist art academy in Austin, Texas. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and in Europe and has been featured in national and international art publications and has been awarded by the Portrait Society of America. She was named “Best Visual Artist” by the Austin Chronicle’s Readers’ Poll and nominated by the Austin Critics Table for Austin’s Best Visual Artist. She recently had her first international solo exhibition at the Chimera Gallery in Mullingar, Ireland.

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